In 2017, I spent some time in Kenya. I decided to take the time between seasons of Love It or List It to volunteer, so I taught in a small rural village north of Nairobi before heading to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust‘s elephant orphanage. In the Kenyan village where I taught for three weeks, the well had run dry. I learned firsthand how disastrous it is when there’s no water to drink, to bathe with, to cook with, to wash with. And I was only there for three weeks. Imagine that this is your life. That’s why I’ve partnered…

When I was first approached to partner with RBC, I couldn’t understand what the fit would be from the perspective of an interior designer.  I was directed to RBC’s Your Future By Design website, which I found to be a very interesting part of design I hadn’t really thought of before.   The philosophy they’re espousing suggests you should really think what the picture of your retirement will look like, not how you’re going to finance it.  Start going crazy with your dreams, your hopes and your wishes and then figure out what you can financially support afterwards.  Thinking about how long you’re going to…